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Cost of Living

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Our cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Lakeland, Florida is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Lakeland, Florida is more expensive.

Overall, Lakeland, Florida cost of living is 91.20.

  COST OF LIVINGLakeland, FloridaUnited States
  Overall  91100
  Grocery  101.8100
  Health  101100
  Housing  70100
  Utilities  96100
  Transportation  104100
  Miscellaneous  101100

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State of the economy
The economy is bad every where but here is worse than a lot of areas. The real estate market has died there are know jobs and the ones that are out there do not pay... (read more)
Job market is not great right now
If you are in construction, Lakeland isn't the place to be. This town has grown so much since I moved here in 1989. Florida is ok if you enjoy extremely long hot hot... (read more)
Best move I've made
We moved to Lakeland two years ago and find it has the best to offer for a mid size city with a great plan for the future. It really shows, the effort in proper... (read more)
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re: The undesirable life style - 3/19/2013
Hi Melissa, Your post is very disheartening. I have heard similar stories about Florida in general. I am trying to find a safe low crime area outside of New York Metro... (read more)
Buy a Home in lake land fl
My husband and I are thinking about moving to lake land fl my question is how is lake land to live at this time. I will appreciate all the advise and the best school... (read more)
re: Review and Question. - 1/7/2010
There is no conservative view here. Are you kidding? They love drugs, tattos, sex and beer. They believe they are entitled to everythign you have and shouldn't have to... (read more)
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